Named the #1 best city in America for sweet tooth’s by Travel + Leisure readers, Houston is the perfect place to visit in October to celebrate National Dessert Month.
First visit, Three Brothers Bakery in Houston, which has been recognized by Bon Appétit, Country Living, Southern Wedding and Town & Country for delightful sweet treats like its Deep Dish Chocolate Fudge Pecan Pie. The folks there will also be whipping up some creepy, freaky spider cupcakes especially for Halloween!
Another favorite of locals, and even Oprah, is the Brazos Bottom Pecan Pie from Goode Company . Their Pecan Pie offers up a decadent balance of sweet and savory, which is handmade with farm fresh eggs and all natural Texas pecans pecans harvested from the banks of the Brazos River. This family-owned and operated business also offers mouth-watering BBQ, and other selections that are slowly cooked over mesquite the old fashioned way.
Annie Rupani, pre-law student turned chocolatier and storefront owner of Cacao & Cardamom, was influenced by her Pakistani roots to infuse melt-in-your-mouth chocolates with unexpected spices. Her South Asian-Inspired Cardamom Rose and Coco Curry Chocolates are a tasty delight.
Caracol, Hugo’s and Backstreet Café offers a taste of traditional Mexican desserts. Executive pastry chef, Ruben Ortega learned his love of baking from his aunt, and you can taste the passion in his Tres Leches.
If you’ve followed Top Chef Just Desserts, then you may remember Rebecca Masson. She is a award-winning chef of the Fluff Bake Bar know for her exquisite desserts like her peanut-butter-laden Fluffernutters.
Want to try some decadent, then head over to the Pondicheri Cafe that cooks up the New York Times award-winning dessert, Chai Spiced Custard Pie created with with a Parle-G biscuit crust and cashews. Among their signature pies is a chai pie with a layer of spiced pumpkin filling topped with toasted hazelnuts. They also have a specials like an all-vegetarian menu on Monday’s.
These are just a sample of the delicious treats that await to be sampled in Houston. Whether you’re visiting during in October to celebrate National Dessert Month, or enjoying a well deserved getaway, Houston has plenty of fun, savory culinary treats to sample, and sites to explore on your trip!
As we head into Fall be sure to visit your local Farmer’s Market for a fresh selection of produce and sweet treats. And, while you’re there pick up a few pumpkin’s, which provide large amounts of vitamin A, and are a ideal for fighting off colds, viruses, and infections! Pumpkin’s also promote health vision and digestion, and because pumpkins contain beta-carotene, they are also good for your skin.
Want to expand your culinary experience in Houston? Why not join the Downtown Food Tour that takes you on a three-hour walking food tour to sample a variety of foods, including Tex-Mex, Spanish Tapas, Regional American selections, Craft beers, and locally grown organic produce. Along the way you’ll explore the city’s history architecture and culture, and work off some of those calories on your walk!
To explore Houston’s culinary tours, restaurants, area attractions, and packages available for your trip visit the Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Looking for some easy to make Pumpkin Dessert Recipes just search Kraft website http://www.kraftrecipes.com/ for simple ideas for Fall Treats, and other creative menu ideas. They have a recipe for a Spider Web Pumpkin Cheesecake as well as a savory Spiced Rubbed Roasted Chicken with Pumpkin-Sage Grits.
For more sweet treats visit one of America’s best ice cream factories.